Designed to meet the needs of a classroom teacher, each ST[EMpower] Kit includes:
- aligned to Colorado Academic Standards to fully meet the science standard as well as incorporate math, reading writing and communicating, social studies, and art as appropriate.
- incorporates at least one aspect of scientific process (usually incorporates the entire scope of the scientific method) as presented through the experiential learning method
- tested and evaluated by teachers
- provides the supporting conceptual framework for developing a well-rounded science knowledge base to prepare all students to understand science for making informed decisions in their lives to preparing for STEM careers.
- each lesson includes an activity on introducing students to STEM careers
- equipment and consumables needed for the lessons, but do not include items that are commonly found in classrooms (i.e. art supplies, scissors, etc.).
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- Physical Science 1: Moving Makers
- Physical Science 2: Many Ways of Belonging – Objects (available as pre-order)
- Life Science 1: Many Ways of Belonging – Organisms (coming soon)
- Earth Systems Science 1: Here Comes the Sun
- Physical Science 1: Solids and Liquids and Gases, Oh My!
- Life Science 1: Generations (coming soon)
- Life Science 2: Staying Alive
- Earth Systems Science 1: Mining for Minerals (coming soon)
- Physical Science 1: Motion Commotion
- Life Science 1: Habitat Sweet Habitat (coming soon)
- Life Science 2: Form and Function (coming soon)
- Earth Systems Science 1: Weather Bear
- Electricity: Basic
- Electricity: Grab & Go (you need Electricity: Basic Kit, and can purchase both for a discount)
- Invertebrates with Emphasis on Entomology
For more information on ST[EMpower] Kits, contact:
Barbara J. Shaw, Ph.D.
Western Regional Specialist, 4-H youth Development STEM K-12
Colorado State University Extension
Friendship Hall 1001 N. 2nd Street
Montrose, CO 81401
The ST[EMpower] Kits project is supported through a Colorado State University Venture Capital grant.